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Damian Hinds Launches Global Celebration of Education

Secretary of State for Education opens Education World Forum.

It’s Fat Cat Day - Thursday Jan 4 2018

On Thursday Jan 4th, the typical FTSE100 chief executive will already have "earned" what it will take the average UK employee all year to earn Thursday 4th January 2018 is “Fat Cat” Thursday. In just three working days, the UK’s top bosses will have made more money than the typical UK full-time worker will earn in the entire year, according to calculations from independent think tank The High Pay Centre, and the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development.

Top apprentices and apprenticeship employers are recognised at National Apprenticeship Awards 2017 ceremony

The country’s best employers and apprentices have been recognised at the 14th National Apprenticeship Awards to celebrate their commitment to apprenticeships. 

Drive to raise education standards in areas most in need

New Education Secretary unveils plans to drive up standards by supporting underperforming schools and increase opportunities in areas most in need. 

ESFA weekly round-up - Issue 387

Education & Skills Funding Agency's weekly round-up of business-critical information to ESFA-funded colleges, other training organisations and direct grant employers. (17 Jan 2018). 

Government announces £144,000 of new funding to help universities tackle antisemitism on campus

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid yesterday (16 January) announced £144,261 of funding, in partnership with the Department for Education, for a new programme to support universities in tackling antisemitism on campus.

Commercial ideas in cyber security: £500k academic funding

Academics can apply for a share of up to £500,000 in grants to support innovative ideas in cyber security that have potential for commercialisation. 

Flashback Friday! 19th January

Welcome to Flashback Friday 19th January, where we take a look back through time at the year:

All Carillion apprentices transferred to the Construction Industry Training Board

Carillion, the facilities management and construction company, went into compulsory liquidation yesterday (15 Jan). They provide facilities management and catering services to a number of schools as well as being involved in several education building projects, and providing apprenticeships. 

Delivering STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills for the economy

Government efforts to improve the quality and take-up of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills have yielded some positive results. There remains, however, an urgent need for departments to set out a shared view of what they are trying to achieve and a co-ordinated plan for achieving it before government can demonstrate that it is delivering value for money, according to today’s (17 Jan) report from the National Audit Office.

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